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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally only printed the day after the day on which they are lodged and then with the complete list of motions and amendments lodged the previous week which is published in this section of the Bulletin every Monday. That list also contains any motions lodged for debate in the forthcoming week.

Where the text of a motion or amendment is altered, the motion or amendment is re-printed with the changes marked by asterisks in the text.

Where a motion or amendment attracts additional support after it is first published, that additional support is shown separately at the end of this section. Motions eligible for consideration for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#).

Motions submitted for members’ business in the Parliament but which have not yet received the requisite cross-party support are marked with a diamond symbol (<>).Motions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

A full list of current motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site at Current Motions

(http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/motionsAndAmendments/motions.htm). A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/motionsAndAmendments/index.htm

New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-3585 Ross Finnie: Waste Strategy—That the Parliament welcomes the progress made in implementing the National Waste Plan; commends the response of the Scottish public to the efforts of local authorities, the community sector, the waste management industry and others which has led to major improvements in Scotland’s recycling and composting rate for municipal waste; acknowledges the increased use of recycled material and the economic opportunities which this creates, and welcomes the Executive’s consultation on the Sustainable Management of Waste from Business and Public Sector Organisations in Scotland and its forthcoming consultation on preventing household waste.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*

*S2M-3584 Lewis Macdonald: Dentistry—That the Parliament notes the widespread concern about loss of access to NHS dentists; endorses the view that public resources should be focussed on the provision of NHS dentistry available to all and measures proven to improve oral health; welcomes the progress that has been made to date in implementing Improving Oral Health and Modernising NHS Dental Services in Scotland; recognises the positive developments in improving oral health, supporting dental education and training, increasing the workforce and supporting primary care dental services, and acknowledges the vital contribution which NHS dental services make to health improvement and patient care.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr*

*S2M-3583 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Licensing (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended, other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called, or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 4 - 25 minutes
Groups 5 to 8 - 55 minutes
Groups 9 to 11 - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Groups 12 to 15 - 2 hours
Groups 16 to 19 - 2 hours and 25 minutes
Groups 20 to 22 - 2 hours and 40 minutes

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3582 Mark Ballard: Right to Education—That the Parliament notes that the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) AGM passed a motion to twin EUSA with the Student Council at Birzeit University in the West Bank; further notes that the motion will associate EUSA with the Birzeit "Right to Education" campaign and calls on the University of Edinburgh to twin itself formally with Birzeit University; recognises the difficulties faced by students across the developing world in realising their right to education, and believes that Palestinian education faces enormous challenges resulting from Israeli Defence Forces’ policy and that British institutions such as the University of Edinburgh have an opportunity to assist the emergence of a vibrant Palestinian civil society by supporting the right to education in Palestine.

*S2M-3581 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 16 November 2005 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3580 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 16 November 2005—

Wednesday 16 November 2005

delete,

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – Debate on the subject of S2M-3507 Colin Fox: Scotland’s Social Housing Provision

and insert,

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – Debate on the subject of S2M-3507 Colin Fox: Scotland’s Social Housing Provision

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3579 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 23 February 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3578 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Joint Inspections of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 7 December 2005.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3577 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 November 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Local Government Finance Settlement 2006-2007

followed by Procedures Committee Debate: 7th Report 2005, The Sewel Convention

followed by Procedures Committee Debate: 6th Report 2005, Admissibility and Closure of Public Petitions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 24 November 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Housing (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 30 November 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 1 December 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3576 Margaret Smith: Winter Festivals—That the Parliament welcomes the outcome of research into the popularity of the city of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay winter festivals; notes their considerable popularity with Edinburgh residents, who make up 43% of their audience, as well as visitors from the rest of the United Kingdom and abroad; recognises that 73% of visitors say that they are more likely to return to Edinburgh after visiting one of the Edinburgh Winter Festival events; celebrates the £35.9 million in economic benefit generated for the city by the 2004-05 winter festivals, and supports the City of Edinburgh Council in its ambition to cater for more than 500,000 visitors during the course of the 2005-06 winter festivals.

Supported by: Mike Pringle*, Sarah Boyack*

*S2M-3575 Dr Jean Turner: Reality at Work in Scotland—That the Parliament continues to recognise the contribution that the voluntary sector and social economy makes to Scotland and, in particular, towards fulfilling the Closing the Opportunity Gap objectives; commends the work of organisations such as Reality at Work in Scotland, which works with local authorities and helps them to fulfil their statutory obligations, providing looked-after children with holidays, and urges the Scottish Executive to continue to press towards the practice of full cost recovery in contracting with local authorities, as well as the development of a detailed strategy to provide more stable direct funding for the voluntary sector, particularly where a strong contribution is made to Closing the Opportunity Gap objectives.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Ms Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Mike Pringle*, Eleanor Scott*

*S2M-3574 Roseanna Cunningham: Scottish Definitive Postage Stamps: Self-Adhesive and Book Format—That the Parliament welcomes Royal Mail’s continuing the production of Scottish definitive stamps; notes, however, market research findings that public awareness of the stamps is low; regrets that the Scottish stamps are not available in tourist centres or many retail outlets; believes that the availability and use of these stamps would be much greater if they were made available in book and self-adhesive format as is done with the UK definitive issue, and supports the campaign by the St Andrew Society and Postwatch Scotland to persuade Royal Mail to promote the Scottish definitive stamps and produce them in book and self-adhesive formats.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*

*S2M-3573 Patrick Harvie: Dawn Raid on Ahmed Family—That the Parliament condemns the treatment endured by the Ahmed family, who were removed in a dawn raid recently from their Royston home; considers that the Home Office practice of dawn raids is unacceptable; believes that the horrific experience of the Ahmed family again demonstrates the inhumane and unnecessary methods used by the UK Government in the removal and detention of families with children prior to deportation, which cause fear and distress to the children involved as well as the wider community; further condemns the UK Government for separating 16-year-old Fahad Ahmed, who is still a child under the terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, from his family by deporting them to Pakistan without his knowledge; considers that any protocol which is put in place to protect the welfare of children in asylum cases must cover all children, including 16 and 17-year-olds, and calls on the Scottish Executive to demand urgently an end to the practice of dawn raids in Scotland in order to protect the welfare of the children concerned.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*

*S2M-3572 Michael Matheson: Scottish Football Team—That the Parliament condemns the British Olympic Association (BOA) on its attempts to undermine the Scottish Football Association (SFA); notes its latest stunt of an internet survey which it claims demonstrates that a majority of Scots support the idea of a GB football team; notes that the survey results included responses from Cumbria and the Isle of Man, demonstrating the BOA’s need for a lesson in Scottish geography; further notes that in total only 90 Scots responded to the survey, highlighting that this was nothing more than a political stunt orchestrated by the BOA; supports the SFA and the majority of Scottish football fans, including the tartan army, who wish Scotland to maintain an independent international football team, and calls on the BOA to focus on organising a successful London Olympics and to respect the decision of the SFA.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*, Rob Gibson*, Jim Mather*, Christine Grahame*

*S2M-3571 Michael Matheson: Support for Museum of Photography—That the Parliament expresses its support for the proposal by the Scottish National Photographic Centre (SNPC) to establish, within the old Royal High School on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, the Hill Adamson Museum of Photography, which will celebrate the unique and profound contribution of Scotland to the art of photography, a contribution which continues to the present day; welcomes the collaboration between the SNPC and the National Galleries of Scotland, which has resulted in an agreement to house the internationally important Scottish National Photography Collection in the care of the SNPC; congratulates the City of Edinburgh Council for its strong endorsement of the plan and Sony UK for its considerable commercial sponsorship of the SNPC to date, and expresses the hope that the outcome of present discussions between the Scottish Executive and the SNPC with regard to a positive contribution by the Executive to these plans will come to fruition at an early date, particularly as without such support the SNPC’s present application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, due to be decided in early December, will be put at risk.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Christine Grahame*

*S2M-3570 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 14) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/529) be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-3569 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 13) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/520) be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3568 Dundee Sun City (lodged on 14 November 2005) Eleanor Scott*, Mark Ballard*, Cathy Peattie*, Chris Ballance*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Kate Maclean*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-3567 Pringle of Scotland and the Declaration of Arbroath (lodged on 14 November 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*

S2M-3566 Fourth World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet (lodged on 14 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3562 World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse (lodged on 14 November 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Mike Pringle*, Bruce Crawford*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Fiona Hyslop*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Eleanor Scott*, Marlyn Glen*, Cathy Peattie*, Chris Ballance*, Bill Butler*

S2M-3560 Stirling Students’ Support for Palestinian Right to Education Campaign (lodged on 11 November 2005) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Eleanor Scott*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mark Ballard*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Butler*, Cathy Peattie*, Chris Ballance*, Rob Gibson*, Colin Fox*

S2M-3559u A Full Discussion on CFP Withdrawal (lodged on 11 November 2005) Derek Brownlee*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-3558# The Tayside Project (lodged on 11 November 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr John Swinney*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3556# Deanburn Primary School (lodged on 10 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3555 Compensation for Hearing Loss for Ex-Servicemen and Women (lodged on 10 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3554 Congratulations to Remploy (lodged on 10 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3553 The Thistle Travel Card Scheme (lodged on 10 November 2005) Sarah Boyack*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Murray Tosh*, Colin Fox*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Butler*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-3551 T in the Park Success at UK Festival Awards 2005 (lodged on 9 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*, Iain Smith*

S2M-3546 Carers’ Rights Day 2005 (lodged on 8 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3539 Scottish History (lodged on 8 November 2005) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-3538 History Teaching in Secondary Schools (lodged on 8 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3528 Supermarket Buying Power (lodged on 7 November 2005) Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-3526 Look at Me - Moving Forward at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh (lodged on 7 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3524 British Heart Foundation’s Food4Thought Campaign 2005 (lodged on 7 November 2005) Iain Smith*

S2M-3520# A76 - The Case for Improvement (lodged on 4 November 2005) Murray Tosh*

S2M-3505 Save the Raeden Centre (lodged on 2 November 2005) Karen Gillon*

S2M-3495 Trinity Mirror (lodged on 1 November 2005) Karen Gillon*

S2M-3491.1# The A82: The Case for Major Improvements and the Removal of the Temporary Traffic Lights at Loch Lomondside (lodged on 10 November 2005) Mr Frank McAveety*, Mr Charlie Gordon*

S2M-3484 Recognition and Action on Gulf War Syndrome (lodged on 28 October 2005) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-3471 Tribute to Rosa Parks, American Civil Rights Campaigner (lodged on 26 October 2005) Karen Gillon*

S2M-3417 Muscular Dystrophy "My Life" Campaign (lodged on 14 October 2005) Karen Gillon*

S2M-3400# Aboyne Maternity Unit (lodged on 6 October 2005) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-3378 Guide Dogs for the Blind Re-think Rehab (lodged on 3 October 2005) Murray Tosh*, Mary Scanlon*

S2M-3331 Science and the Parliament: Wednesday 2 November 2005 (lodged on 22 September 2005) Karen Gillon*

S2M-3320# Promoting Energy Saving Using Micro and Small-Scale Renewable Technology (lodged on 20 September 2005) Murray Tosh*

S2M-3245# Communication Impairment (lodged on 7 September 2005) Sarah Boyack*

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